April 24, 2014

Welcome to Swearer Sparks, an online platform for social innovation and storytelling where students and alumni at Brown University can spark new relationships and solutions for social change. Learn more.

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Recent Stories on Sparks

July 30, 2014
How can technology improve school attendance rates?
Attendance was really, really inconsistent among my students; I would easily have 10% of kids in their seats when school started in the morning.
Hillary Brady
July 30, 2014

Jared and Ivy are Social Innovation Fellows who have created Moving Mountains, an organization that uses outdoor education to empower urban youth to achieve academically, embrace civic engagement, and practice lifelong environmental stewardship.

Ivy Sokol and Jared Rothenberg
July 29, 2014

Nina Perrotta '16 is a Communications and Marketing Intern for Amos House through the iProv Summer Internship program. 

Nina Perrotta
July 23, 2014

Lucia Monge RISD-MFA '15 is a Social Innovation Fellow who created Planton Movil in her home city of Lima, Peru. This summer she is working on a curriculum to inspire environmental stewardship in young people.

Lucia Monge
July 14, 2014

Maneul Contreras '16 is  a Social Innovation Fellow developing 1vyG, an organization that strengthens and empowers first-generation communities.

Manuel Contreras
July 11, 2014

Daniel Coppersmith '15 is a Royce Fellow studying depression and suicide in Ethiopia.

Daniel Coppersmith
July 11, 2014

Maya Finoh '17 is working with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) through an iProv Summer Internship.

Maya Finoh
July 9, 2014

Katie Rose Lamb '16 is a Policy Intern for the Rhode Island Health Center Association through the iProv Summer Internship Program

Katie Rose Lamb
July 8, 2014

Hannah Duncan '15 is a recipient of the Royce Fellowship this summer to research the evolution of the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) to investigate relationships between the local leadership of CDGM and the funding provided, and later withheld, by the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Hannah Duncan
July 7, 2014
What makes great horse trainers great?

Benjamin Flakoll '16 is a Royce Fellow studying horse performance and motivation in the hopes that his findings will allow him to develop and test humane teaching methods that will serve as a new example for horse training.

Benjamin Flakoll
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